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Maryland Senators urge FCC to expand Rural Health Program

In Maryland, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are urging the FCC to increase the funding cap for a program aimed at improving the quality of health care available to patients in rural areas. In a letter to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, both senators are highlighting the need to strengthen the Rural Health Care Program to address the shortage of internet connectivity for rural health care providers. Officials say the program has been improving the the quality of health care in rural...

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